pronouns Show more
new prof in my department asks me if professors asked for pronouns as part of first day of class introductions when i was a student here, and i said, 'no, because it was like, 2005'.
Free, subsidized world-wide shipping for products from China is a price we just can't afford to pay.
On the contrary, we're overpaying for this by further destroying our environment and economies.
Mind you: I'm not trying to bash Chinese products here. But please, let's not pretend shipping something worth $5 across the entire globe is something you'll get for free.
The more I realize that online environments less hostile than Tumblr, twitter and facebook are possible,
the more I get a tendency to simply refuse to interact with people who seem intent on purposely misunderstanding me, irritating me or just not engaging with me on the assumption of good intentions and the desire for mutually enjoyable contact.
& I'm still learning how to treat others like that and checking myself for the harmful behaviors that I have learned on social media.
@TheGibson n u m b e r s s t a t i o n
@TheGibson my favorite part about leaving hackers.town:2600 playing is how often tracks from NIN's Ghosts album come up, because i love that album and those tracks shuffling into my ears makes my day :3
TIL that Venus rotates so slowly that if it you were on venus at sunset, you could walk fast enough to keep up with it. You could watch the sunset for as long as you could walk.
I mean you couldn't because Venus is entirely made of fire and lightning and acid and unbelievable atmospheric pressure, and I think there's only a couple sunsets a year. (All the more reason to chase them, right?)
But I still am charmed by this idea of strolling along with the sunset.
disability; bike lights; PSA Show more
Friends and fellow cyclists.
Consider using just steady lights instead of blinking ones. I am epileptic and have to bike everywhere to get around. Blinking lights, at best, give me a searing headache, and at worst a seizure.
Yes, it may take more battery or more charge power, but you are Still visible and not hurting people's heads and putting them at risk.
gender, negative Show more
someone misgenders your dog and you're like 'actually my dog is a he' and they're like 'oh shit i'm sorry'
someone misgenders you and you're like 'actually i'm a he' and they're like 'what the fuck don't police me' or 'excuse you no you're a girl'
here's my 2018 list so far: https://spray.no-leverage.com/bibliography.html
currently reading Show more
w.g. sebald "rings of saturn", which i am having a hard time getting into
Inspired: an alternative system of organization which emphasizes process over result, where the pursuit of knowledge steers efforts in a sustained, long-term manner across the board, rather than the frantic scramble to live up to arbitrary numbers and estimates implied in that terrible work slogan
exercise Show more
for my first day of break this week, i jogged down to campus, crashed a yoga class, jogged back, then biked to the climbing gym and climbed until my hands stopped being able to close, then biked home
that felt good :)
death's end by cixin liu (spoilers) (body horror) Show more
im stuck thinking about whether or not i would send my brain to aliens
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